Job Actor
Years active 1907-56
Known for Corrupt politicians and businessmen
Top Roles Anthony P. Kirby, Jim Taylor, Joe Lorgan, David 'Dave' Lash, D.B. Norton
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Crime, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Comic), Politics
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Jack Palance, Adolphe Menjou, George Kennedy  see more..

Edward Arnold Overview:

Legendary character actor, Edward Arnold, was born Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider on Feb 18, 1890 in New York City, NY. Arnold died at the age of 66 on Apr 26, 1956 in Encino, CA and was laid to rest in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA.

MINI BIO:

Portly heavy-headed Edward Arnold was a character star who started out playing cowboy heroes in two-reel westerns during the early silent film era. After a 12-year absence from films (to instead act on stage), he returned to Hollywood to become famous as Diamond Jim and detective Nero Wolfe, and other expansive, larger-than-life figures. Later, as his girth widened and his eyes narrowed, Arnold specialized in playing corrupt politicians and businessmen, remaining a top featured player until his death.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Edward Arnold's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #62 on Jan 6, 1942. Arnold was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born February 18th, 1890! Isn’t this just the most adorable picture you’ve ever seen of ? The answer is yes. Yes it is. Beyond being a very smart actor, was also a very smart man. Because, let’s admi... Read full article


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Edward Arnold Quotes:

Jim McLaughlin: Well, they've never sent a millionaire to prison as long as I can remember.
Robert 'Pop' Cain Sr.: [Angrily] Where have you been for the last couple of years?


[on the phone to the police chief]
Paul Madvig: I hear Shad's going to open the Four-Leaf Clover again tonight. Slam it down so hard it bounces! Sure. Fine. Goodbye.
[to Shad]
Paul Madvig: Now you know where you stand.


Judge Wilkins: I hope the young fellow that gets my blood doesn't need it too badly, because I have no confidence in it.


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President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG). [1940-1942]

Portrayed a different president each week on ABC Radio's "Mr. President" (1947-1953).

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